Favorite 2020 Kid’s Activities & Highlights? We did it… Together.

The past year has been challenging but we have been able to grow in so many new ways.  Congratulate yourself for making it through this year! We couldn’t have made it without you, extraordinary parents! 

Thank you for continuing to enrich our community with your remarkable dedication to CCA’s mission and values. A year-in-review of some of our favorite moments helps us to focus on the positive, during this up & down rollercoaster of a year! Enjoy!

Making a Jeff Koons with plasterwrap and balloons

Favorite 2020 Kid’s Activities & Highlights @ Claire’s Creative Adventures?  

Toured the Metropolitan Museum of Art with all classes (2.5-10’s) to see the amazing exhibit Making Marvels, the Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe and making clocks (pre-Covid19) 

-In March, smoothly transferred all programs online without missing a class, keeping sane with empowerment and humor… starting with creating the virus as a Pac-Man & a Crunch Berry! “Crunchatize me Captain!” 

-Age-appropriated ART KITS grew to include all of the unique materials we would have used at school, shipped to each new home… including STEAM projects, like how to make your own Lava Lamps and snow!

Jonathan Lev was a visiting artist to our Art Adventures STUDIO Online Class where students 8-15 years learned how to draw landsccapes, architecture, perspecitve and portraits, including virtual studio tours of contemporary artists!

-Partnered with Central Studios (STL) to bring to life Penguins, Polar Bears, and Mermaids with 2D drawings, 3D set constructions, movement and dance for summer’s debut of DanceArt Camp (via Zoom) with fully-packed, weekly art kits

Built our famous snow globes  

Explored Chinese Art using new art materials: Bamboo brushes, ink and rice paper

-Celebrated Holi week and created our own colored paints 

 -Dove into color mixing with transclucent vellum and Elmer the Elephant in Mini-Art Adventures

-Created a stain glass mosaic for Mother’s Day 

Made our very own 2D-3D FROZEN translucent collage posters in Art Adventure Class

-Made haunted houses, painted foam skulls and bones, and created spooky necklaces in our FREE Halloween Kids Art Event! (in collaboration with Blue Bus Project held at the Culture Lab in Long Island City)

-Designed and Celebrated a 5 and 3 year old unicorn and construction birthday party during Covid-19

-Toured the newly-opened Metropolitan Museum of Art this fall with families:  2 boys, ages 8 & 11 with their grandparents, metal embossing + projects exploring Impressionism and color theory!

Be ready 2021, we are coming for you with new joy and inspiration in our hearts!  

Inspirations for Fall

Art classes inspire and give new meaning to life!

We are able to express joy and pain about life experiences and events through artwork. For example, Autumn de Forest, 13 years old, “created a painting commemorating the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings” which she showcased at the Park West Gallery VIP Event at the Ritz-Carlton in Boston in 2005. She took the dark and painful event of the Boston Bombing and created a piece to remember those lost.  She started painting when she was five years old and since has created beautiful masterpieces inspired by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.

Read more about Autumn de Forest in the “Autumn de Forest wows collectors in Boston” article.

And

Watch a short interview: 17-year-old prodigy Autumn de Forest’s amazing career- New Day Northwest 

Inquire more about our Art Adventure Classes for Fall 2020 today!

DRAWING Camp resumes this Monday!

Professional tools, materials, techniques and new skills awaits…

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UPCOMING THEMES:

  • Architecture! (learning the in’s and out’s of 1-point and 2-point perspective plus more!) 
  • Portraits! (building a face in simple steps)

 

Hello June! It’s Summer Camp season- NEW format NEW dates NEW camp

You shared your heart, we listened and heard you! CCA is taking an extra week to bring all your needs in our online summer camp series!

In collaboration with Central Art Studio’s Mary Ellen Bryan, we present Virtual DanceArt Camp:
Wake up to fascinating stories about a penguin and a polar bear with a message of kindness, love and community.
Move, stretch, dance out side every day with Ms Mary Ellen.
Create characters and scenes from the story with Ms. Claire.
Build your own confidence through developing your own creative ideas.
Soar to new heights as you dance and tell the story with your body through movement.

The entire schedule is flexible and tailored to your needs to entertain your beautiful child. 

REGISTER TODAY!

Ages 3.5-8

Week 1 Begins June 22nd

Art Kits mailed to you (Register EARLY -to receive before camp start!)

Weekly Camps:  June 22-June 26June 29-July 3July 6-July 10

QUICK GLANCE:

Monday-Thursday

Daily 3 hr+ videos to experience at your own pace and time schedule– story-time, music, movement- dance + yoga, drawing, character puppet-building, French+Spanish!

Daily LIVE-STREAM 30 min. check-ins with us for an Art share and questions

Fridays LIVE-STREAM DESIGN YOUR OWN SET  with Ms Claire! + Final Performances

We can’t wait to adventure with you!

❤️ Stay Safe, Healthy & Creative

Spring 🌸 2020 Finale + UPCOMING SUMMER ☀️ ART CAMP online

For our final Spring Studio Art Adventures Online, we returned to artist, Jonathan Lev’s studio!

Sharing his latest LIFE-SIZE charcoal drawings, he gave us more art technique secrets when drawing a 3D object onto a 2D surface.  We worked through many art challenges to understand how to capture perspective, locate our light source and show depth using our value scale. WATCH HERE on our youtube channel!


Thank you again, Jonathan!  Check out more of his inspiring work HERE!

WANT to LEARN MORE DRAWING TECHNIQUES?

JOIN US THIS SUMMER ☀️  WITH JONATHAN IN OUR:

Tweens & Teens SUMMER Drawing ✍️  Programs CLICK FOR MORE

That’s a wrap Spring 🌸 2020! Coming Soon: SUMMER ☀️ 2020 ART ADVENTURES Online CAMP

We did it! Congrats to all our Art Adventurers and parents for taking this very different creative adventure with us this spring. See our 2019-2020 art year in action: HERE 

Art 🎨  is strength and healing. Keep making art and staying creative this summer! ❤️ 

See you for our very special online editions of SUMMER ART CAMP! 5 WEEKS STARTING JUNE 15th!

DANCE-ART CAMP in collaboration with Central Studio Academy to bring storytelling through DANCE, MUSIC, LANGUAGE AND ART in our weekly camp sessions

 

TWEENS & TEENS DRAWING PROGRAMS with guest artist, Jonathan Lev! A bi-weekly upper level drawing curriculum age appropriated: 

Pre-Masters Drawing: Ages 9-12

Masters Drawing: Ages 13-15

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ART ADVENTURES IS ON YOUTUBE!

Art Adventures Live Online is taking it up a notch…with our new & improved youtube channel & tutorials.

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ALSO COMING SOON….. ☀️ JUNE-JULY ART ADVENTURES for 3-8’S, TWEENS & TEENS! INQUIRE FOR MORE

❤️💜  Stay Healthy & Creative,

🎨 Claire’s Creative Adventures